The Council of Canadians is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop BP oil and gas drilling off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Justin Trudeau was in La Malbaie yesterday to talk about the upcoming G7 summit and defend the $605 million price tag for the two-day gathering. The Canadian Press reports that Trudeau said the event can be the perfect forum for the global leadership that is required on issues such as the environment and healthy oceans.
The Canadian Press has previously reported, "The second day of the summit, June 9, will be devoted to a special session on oceans, a key theme for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ...Trudeau wants an in-depth discussion with an expanded group of world leaders [including the heads of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund] on the plight of the oceans... Trudeau’s oceans agenda is expected to focus on three areas: combating overfishing, reducing the dumping of harmful plastics and finding ways to help coastal states - including parts of the United States - cope with rising sea levels."